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Thursday, May 24th, 2018

Ivanka Trump urges India to boost women in workplace

By Abhaya Srivastava

Ivanka Trump urged India on Nov. 28 to close its yawning gender gap in the job market, telling a business summit in her biggest foreign mission yet that this would bring huge economic benefits. Read more

Indian rocket fails to launch navigation satellite

By Venkatachari Jagannathan

It was a black Thursday for Indian space program as it suffered a serious setback after its workhorse rocket Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) failed to deliver India's eighth navigation satellite in its intended orbit. Read more

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In-person interviews mandated for some green card applicants

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has announced that, beginning Oct. 1, an in-person interview will become mandatory for green card applicants who are current holders of work visas. The move comes as part of President Donald Trump’s initiative of “extreme vetting” of would-be permanent residents. Read more

Gang rape-murder case: CBI arrests IG, seven other policemen

Indo-Asian News Service

The CBI on Tuesday arrested eight policemen, including an IPS officer, for the custodial death of one of the accused in the sensational gang rape and murder of a schoolgirl in Shimla district last month, an official said. Read more

Patidar leader Hardik detained in Gujarat

As many as 70 policemen detained the Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) leader Hardik Patel, intercepting him on the Ahmedabad-Vadodara Expressway, while he was on way to central Gujarat town of Anand for a rally. Read more

200 Indian students marooned in Houston floods

Indo-Asian News Service

Two hundred Indian students of the University of Houston have been marooned in floods in the wake of tropical storm Harvey causing heavy rains and flooding in America's fourth largest city. Two Indian students are in the intensive care unit (ICU) of a hospital, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said. Read more

Sundar and Anjali Pichai: You can Google this love story

By Suman Guha Mozumder

Google CEO Sundar Pichai, who joined the board of directors of Google’s parent company Alphabet last month, once considered leaving Google for job offers he got from Microsoft and Yahoo. Read more

A Sikh-American feast of goodwill and good works

By Aziz Haniffa

Scores of Sikh-Americans joined congressional staffers and interns along with a sprinkling of lawmakers and well-wishers at the fourth annual Langar on the Hill on July 24, hosted by the Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund (SALDEF) and its internship affiliate, SikhLEAD. Read more

Indian-American cartoonists draw upon a colorful career

By Suman Guha Mozumder

Ananth Panagariya, the son of an former Columbia University economics professor, never shared his passion for comics and cartoons with his parents. He would spend his high school days doing advanced mathematics ... but at night he would take to writing, reading, and sketching what he loved most. Read more

‘Daughters of Destiny’ on Netflix explores caste struggles in India

By Mike Hale

The four-part Netflix documentary “Daughters of Destiny” is a celebration of a pioneering school for the children of Dalits, members of the lowest group in the oppressive caste system that still shapes Indian society. Read more

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Former Rutgers student gets 35 years for anti-Semitic attacks

By Bhargavi Kulkarni

Aakash Dalal of Lodi, New Jersey, has been sentenced to 35 years in prison for terrorizing Jewish communities in Bergen County, New Jersey. Dalal and his former high school friend, Anthony Graziano, had been convicted of terrorism in 2016. Read more

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